Indoor environments and human comfort, health and productivity
Effects of air quality on airliner cabin occupants
Indoor environment and learning in schools
Ventilation, damp buildings and health
Personalized ventilation systems
Dampness in buildings and health
Human response to low indoor air humidities
Particles in indoor air
Over 150 epidemiological studies have reported significant associations between outdoor airborne particle concentrations and excess mortality and morbidity even at moderate levels. However, despite these well-established correlations between outdoor particle levels and health outcomes, there are no comparable studies showing such associations for indoor particles.
Particles (both airborne and deposited) have traditionally been excluded from most indoor environmental research. The Centre is addressing important and neglected questions such as the role of indoor particles for perceived air quality, SBS symptoms and productivity; the design and operation of ventilation systems to limit unwanted exposure to airborne particles; and the indirect impact on occupants of particles deposited on surfaces or collected on filters.
Related results recently published on the Centre's websiteModeling gas phase reactions in indoor environments using CFD